HESH-BB5B00: Neolithic: Flint Debitage

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Unique ID: HESH-BB5B00

Object type certainty: Probably
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A small piece of secondary debitage / waste flake which has possibly been reworked to form a cutting and scraping tool dating from the Neolithic period. The dorsal face is covered with a large area of cream coloured cortex. One curved edge has been removed and reworked to form a relatively crude knife or scraper. The style of the reworking is relatively crude with abrupt retouch being predominant. The ventral face is unworked although the conchoidal ripples are present showing where the flake was removed from a larger artefact during the roughing out process. The flint is a dark grey black colour - which suggests good quality flint procured outside the marches - the cream coloured cortex suggest a chalk nodule.

The flake measures 40.1mm in length, 22.5mm width, is 8.9mm thick and weighs 7.15 grams.

Class: secondary

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 3000 BC
Date to: Circa 2000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.1 mm
Width: 22.5 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm
Weight: 7.15 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: HFD Entry Form No: HFDMG 2734

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wellington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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